THEARC Hosts 10th Anniversary Gala | Special Thank You

THEARC Hosts 10th Anniversary Gala | Special Thank You

On the evening of Saturday, September 12th THEARC welcomed nearly 600 guests to our 10th anniversary fundraising gala, AfterDark@THEARC. This exciting night featuredl performances by a duo from The Washington Ballet, a dueling pianos showdown, poetry from Boys & Girls Club member, Ayanna Holmes and an amazing closing by Ballou High School's marching band.  Guests sipped cocktails while dining on a deliciously prepared, three-course dinner. The musical stylings of the Chuck Bown Tribute Band and Mamouina Usef ended the night on a high note! 

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On behalf of the ten non-profit organizations at THEARC, Building Bridges Across the River would like to extend a special thank you to the following sponsors:


Ben’s Chili Bowl

Kay Kendall & Jack Davies

FedEx Corporation

Jean-Marie & Raul Fernandez

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation

Michelle Freeman

Robert G. Hisaoka

Lynne & Joe Horning

Elizabeth Conahan & Jim Oldham

Lisa & Chris Smith

Total Wine/Anna Marie Parisi-Trone & Robert Trone


The Patrice & Scott Brickman Family Foundation

Commercial Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Inc.

Jane Ottenberg & Richard Creighton

Judy & John Ritz

S & R Foundation

Structural Concrete Products

WC Smith

WCS Construction


Rona & Jeffrey Abramson

Artelye Marble and Granite

Amy & Brett Baier

Toni & Ned Brody

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

The Clark Charitable Foundation

The Crimsonbridge Foundation

DH Kim Enterprises

District Electric Services

Floor Systems of DC

Manuel J. Friedman Philanthropies

Rhona Wolfe Friedman & Donald J. Friedman

Goldin & Stafford, LLC

Pam & Richard Hanlon

Virginia Shore & Tom Hardart

Hawkins Electric Service, LLC

Interior Specialists

Katchmark Construction

Lynn & Ted Leonsis

Manganaro Midatlantic LLC

Carrie & David Marriott

Mid-Atlantic Air of DC

Kyle & Roger Mody

Mark Moore

Kristin Ehrgood & Vadim Nikitine

Oak Tree Group of WDC

Michael Olding

PCC Construction Components


Perfect Sense Digital

RFC Framing

Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.

Karen & William Sonneborn

Strittmatter Metro DC, LLC

Telligent Masonry, LLC

Bruce & Simonetta Thorne

Walker & Dunlop

Wally’s Iron Works, Inc.


Lisa Collis & The Honorable Mark Warner

Cathy Merrill Williams & Paul Williams

Mary Zients


Anchor Construction Corp

Baker DC, LLC

BB & Co Construction, LLC

Bender Foundation


Blake Real Estate Fund

Katherine & David Bradley

The Honorable Ann Brown & Donald Brown

Capital Sprinkler

Carol & Landon Butler

Caffes-Steele, Inc.

Calvert Masonry

Marcy & Neil Cohen

Yvonne & Robert Connolly

Cooper Interiors, LLC

Lou Hill Davidson

Delaney Family Foundation

Karen & Chris Donatelli

Duke Energy

Ann & Jim Free

GMI Landscaping

Mary & Robert Haft

Hittite Steele, Inc

HSC/ Dr. Harris

Anne Ashmore-Hudson & The Honorable James Hudson

J SUSS Industries

Judd Fire Protection

Susie & John King

Lyn & Mark McFadden

Miller & Long Co., Inc.

Rebecca & Steve Milliken

Hattie Ruttenberg & Jon Molot

Debby & Dick Patrick

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sun Trust

The Anderson Company

Unified Door and Hardware

Debbie & Cliff White

WCS Construction


Asphalt General

Grace Bender

Hilda & Arturo Brillembourg

Nancy & Alan Bubes

Lizzie & Michael Cantacuzene

Brendan Coleman


Commercial Hardware

Lizette Corro

Sonja & Nick DeCarlo

Elizabeth & Montgomery Engel

Engineered Construction Products

Flather and Perkins


Ellen Haas

Lara George & Joseph Harazmus

Clara Register & Ted Jewell

JP Construction

Sheri & Davor Kapelina

Edith & John Kuhnle

Eve & Bill Lilley

Stephanie & Justin Lilley

Louis J. Grasnick Lumber

LP Roofing

Stacey & Greg Lubar

Clare McCabe


Stacey Miller

Michael Murphy

Pilar & Bill O’Leary

Craig Pascal & Victor Shargai

PR Painting

Sue Rappaport


Debbie Sigmund


Sarah & Ted Stettinius

Janet & Walter Stone

Malan Strong

Nancy Tartt


Karen Thomas

Monica & John Thompson

Washington Gas

Carol & Tom Wheeler



The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation

Chris & Lisa Smith

WCS Construction

WC Smith


FEDEX Corporation

MARPAT Foundation, Inc.


Carter & Melissa Cafritz Charitable Trust

Lois England

Rick England

The England Family Foundation

The Philip L. Graham Fund

Lynne & Joseph Horning

Kay Kendall & Jack Davies


Gina & Gene Adams

Clark-Winchcole Foundation

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Elizabeth Conahan & James Oldham

Michelle Freeman

Mary and Daniel

Loughran Foundation, Inc.

Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, Inc.

Prince Charitable Trusts

Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc.


Bruce & Simonetta Thorne

The Thorne Family Foundation of the Ayco Charitable Foundation


Ben’s Chili Bowl              



Syzygy Event Design


DJ Patrick One

Garden Produce              

The Organic Garden@THEARC

Graphic Design                 

Glenn Hennessey


The Washington School of Ballet@THEARC                                           

Bishop Walker School for Boys

The Washington School for Girls


Laura Tan, The Auction Partner, LLC

Lighting Design (Gym)                   

Digi Lighting

Lighting Design (Theater)            

THEARC Theater

Media Partner                                  

Washington Life Magazine


Lawrence Green                                

Tony Powell                                                              


Laura Tan, Auction Partner, LLC

Theater Program Script                

Karen Thomas

Theater Production                        

Kimberly Douglas


I CAN@THEARC Theater Technical Interns & THEARC Theater Ushers

Valet Parking                                    

Atlantic Valet


Cornerstone Productions

Wine & Spirits                                   

Anna Marie Parisi-Trone & Robert Trone, Total Wine


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